Priest and Clergy Sexual Abuse in Texas

Texas Dioceses Where Documented Abuse Occurred

On January 31, 2019, the 15 Texas Catholic church dioceses released the names of approximately 300 priests who, over a period spanning almost 80 years, were “credibly accused” of sexually abusing children. With approximately 8.5million Catholics and 1,320 parishes in Texas, the numbers reported are likely to change as more survivors come forward. Listed below are the names of priests accused of abuse at each of these dicoeses:

Archdiocese of San Antonio57 Named Priests
Diocese of Amarillo28 Named Priests
Diocese of Austin22 Named Priests
Diocese of Beaumont13 Named Priests
Diocese of Brownsville14 Named Priests
Diocese of Corpus Christi26 Named Priests
Diocese of Dallas31 Named Priests
Diocese of El Paso30 Named Priests
Diocese of Fort Worth17 Named Priests
Diocese of Galveston-Houston43 Named Priests
Diocese of Lubbock5 Named Priests
Diocese of San Angelo13 Named Priests
Diocese of Tyler1 Named Priests
Diocese of Victoria3 Named Priests

Archdiocese of San Antonio

On January 22, 2019, the Archdiocese of Hartford released the names of priests/clergy who have been “credibly accused” of sexually abusing children while serving in the ministry of the Archdiocese. The entire list appears below.

The Archdiocese also announced that it had hired retired Connecticut Superior Court Judge Antonio Rubaina to conduct a review of the Archdiocese’s clergy files dating back to 1953, the year in which the Archdiocese was established. The purpose of the review is to identify any other priests or clergy against whom allegations of child sexual abuse were made.

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of San Antonio, Texas have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

Priests of the Archdiocese of San Antonio

  • Joseph Angeli
  • Jose Aviles
  • Federico Fernandez Baeza (OFM)
  • Thomas Behnke (OCD)
  • Theo Clerx (CICM)
  • David Connell
  • Jose Luis Contreras (CMF)
  • John Davila
  • Javier Ortiz Dietz
  • Jose Leoca dio
  • Virgilio Elizondo
  • John Fiala (SOLT)
  • John Flynn
  • Richard Garcia
  • Marshall Gherman (CSSR)
  • Francisco Gomez (OFM Conv)
  • Ramon Gomez
  • Antonio Hernandez Gonzalez (OMI)
  • Benigno David Gonzalez
  • Michael Harrold
  • Gabriel Hentrich (OCD)
  • Lawrence Hernandez (OSST)
  • Paul Van Houtteghem (CICM)
  • Hubert Joseph Janak
  • Edward John Jansky
  • John Francis Keane
  • Michael Kenny
  • James Khoury
  • William Lievens (CICM)
  • Cayetan de los
  • Carlos Lozano (OMI)
  • Bruce MacArthur
  • Jose Alfonso Madrid (SJ)
  • Emmet Malone (OFM)
  • Alfred Harry Martin
  • Mario Martinez
  • Jon McMahon (OMI)
  • Patrick McNulty (SM)
  • Thomas Aquinas McSwiggan
  • Michael J. O'Sullivan
  • Anthony Ozzimo (SJ)
  • Austin N. Park (SJ)
  • Edward Pavlicek
  • Alfredo Prado (OMI)
  • Jesus Jeremias Rojas
  • Jose Leoca dio Cayetan de los Dolores Romero (Cayetano)
  • Donald Ruppert
  • Jose Luis Sandoval
  • Eusebio Pantoja Segura (CMF)
  • Jerzy Sieczynski
  • Charles, Miller SM
  • William Sprigler
  • Albert Storme (CICM)
  • Francis Sales Strobel
  • Marion T. Swize
  • Louis White
  • Albert Wilwerding

Diocese of Galveston-Houston

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Galveston-Houston, Texas have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

Priests Incardinated in the Diocese of Galveston-Houston

  • Nicholas Cornelius Antle
  • Robert Ralph Barzyk
  • David Emmett Burn
  • Moises Cabrera
  • Allen Ray Doga
  • George Patrick Dougherty
  • Carlos (Charles) Guerra
  • Rodrigo J. Guillermo
  • Stephen R. Horn
  • Joseph Giles Leduc
  • Jesse S. Linam
  • Denis O. Lynch
  • Christopher J. Martin
  • Donald A. Neumann
  • Lawrence O. Peguero
  • Dennis L. Peterson
  • Charles Kevin Schoppe
  • Anthony G. Stredny
  • Ivan Turic

Religious Order Priests Accused in Galveston-Houston

  • Antonio Gonzalez (OMI)
  • Jack Hanna (CSB)
  • Anthony Keil (Kyles) (SSJ)
  • Dennis Laroche (MM)
  • Pius Lawe (SVD)
  • Raphael O’Loughlin (CSB)
  • Vincent A. Orlando (SJ)
  • Walter Dayton Salisbury (SSJ)
  • Christopher Joseph Springer (CSSR)
  • Donald Stavinoha (OMI)
  • Gerard Martin Weber (OMI)
  • John Benedict Weber (O.Carm.)
  • Andrew Willemsen (CM)

Priests From Other Dioceses Accused While Ministering in Galveston-Houston

  • Luis (Eugenio) Eugene DeFrancisco
  • Fernando Noe Guzman
  • Francisco Ordonez
  • Joseph Tully

Recent Allegations Under Investigation in Galveston-Houston

  • John T. Keller
  • Manuel La Rosa Lopez

Jesuits Accused in Galveston-Houston

  • Jody Blanchard (SJ)
  • Charles G. Coyle (SJ)
  • Edward D. DeRussy (SJ)
  • Thomas J. Naughton (SJ)
  • Austin N. Park (SJ)

Diocese of Austin

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Austin, Texas have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • Ricardo Aguilar
  • Paul M. Clogan
  • Daniel Joseph Delaney
  • Daniel Michael Drinan
  • Milton Eggerling
  • Claude Faust
  • James Gallagher
  • Jim Castro Garcia (a.k.a. Santiago)
  • James H. Greenwell
  • Chester Culver Hand, Jr.
  • Conrad Kinder
  • Michael Francis Krol
  • Gerald Muller
  • C. Richard Nowery
  • James R. O'connor
  • Rafael Rendon Ozuna
  • Longinus Juventius Reyes (a.k.a. Lonnie)
  • Victor G. Robles
  • Alberto Matta Tijerina
  • Vincent Waiches
  • Adrianus Johannes Willemsen (a.k.a. Andy, Andrew, Andre)
  • Louis J. Wozniak

Diocese of Amarillo

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Amarillo, Texas have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • Terrance Burke
  • Thomas Hubert (Patrick) Burke
  • Anthony Catalina
  • Laurence (Lorcan) Connaughton
  • John W. Coppinger
  • James Leslie (Laurence) Daly
  • Peter Paul Dibenedetto
  • Edward R. Graff
  • James C. Gurzynski
  • Rosendo Herrera-Hernandez
  • Robert Patrick Hoffman
  • David Holley
  • Rodney Charles Howell
  • John A. Howlett
  • James (Jim) D. Hutzler
  • Richard Wallace Lang
  • Joseph Raymond Lopez
  • Gerald V. Lynch
  • Aiden Maguire
  • Cletus Bernard Mcgorry
  • Guillermo Morales-Martinez
  • Michael Dermot O’Brien
  • Alfredo Prado
  • John Anthony Salazar-Jimenez
  • J. Melton Silva
  • John Sullivan
  • Peter Mukekhe Wafula
  • Bruce Edward (Michael) Wood

Diocese of Beaumont

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Beaumont, Texas have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • Ronald Bollich
  • John Byrne (SSJ)
  • Dale Calhoun
  • Henry Drouilhet
  • James Engel
  • Albert Geoffroy
  • Earl Mudd
  • Frank Paduch
  • August Pucar
  • Jude Sivcoski
  • Roger Thibodeaux
  • Joseph Tully
  • Herman Vincent

Diocese of Brownsville

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • Humberto Acosta
  • Ronaldo Mitchell Chavez
  • Lee Dacosta
  • George B. Dyer (O.P.)
  • Armando Escobedo
  • Terrence Fowler
  • Frank Gomez
  • James Jeffrey
  • Basil Onyia
  • Benedicto Ortiz
  • Salvador Rangel (MSF)
  • Ivan M. Rovira
  • Salomon (David) Sandoval
  • Marti G. Zuber

Diocese of Corpus Christi

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Corpus Christi, Texas have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

Clerics From or Incardinated in the Diocese of Corpus Christi

  • Rev. Jerome Caponi
  • Msgr. Hugh Clarke
  • Rev. William Daly
  • Rev. Domingo De Llano
  • Rev. Steven T. Dougherty
  • Rev. John J. Feminelli
  • Rev. Adelhard M. Francois
  • Rev. J. Frank Gomez
  • Rev. Clement Hageman
  • Msgr. Michael Heras
  • Rev. Jesus Garcia Hernando
  • Rev. Flover Antonio Osorio Herrera
  • Rev. Peter J. Hughes
  • Msgr. William J. Kelly
  • Msgr. William C. Kinlough
  • Rev. Msgr. Thomas Meany
  • Rev. Robert Trevino

Religious Order Clerics & Clerics from Other Dioceses Ministering in Corpus Christi

  • Rev. Russell Gerard Appleby (MSF)
  • Rev. Robert J. Bedrosian (MSF)
  • Rev. John M. Fiala (SOLT)
  • Rev. Edward J. Horan (SOLT)
  • Rev. Patrick Koch (SJ)
  • Rev. Eusebio (“Chevy”) Pantoja (CMF)
  • Rev. Alfredo Prado (OMI)
  • Rev. Christopher Joseph Springer (CSSR)
  • Bishop Joseph V. Sullivan

Diocese of Dallas

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Dallas, Texas have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

Incardinated in the Diocese of Dallas

  • Matthew Bagert
  • Richard Brown
  • Alejandro Buitrago
  • Robert Crisp
  • Paul Detzel
  • John Duesman
  • James Fitzpatrick
  • Michael Flanagan
  • Timothy Heines
  • William Hoover
  • William Hughes
  • Richard Johnson
  • Rudy Kos
  • William Lane
  • Justin Lucio
  • Patrick Lynch
  • Henry Mcgill
  • Jeremy Myers
  • Edmundo Paredes
  • Robert Peebles
  • James Reilly
  • Kenneth Roberts
  • Jose Saldana
  • Raymond (John) Scott

Religious Order Priests & Priests Incardinated in Other Dioceses

  • Michael Barone
  • Thomas Behnke
  • Gabriel Hentrich
  • Patrick Koch
  • Vincent Malatesta
  • Anthony Nwaogu
  • Benjamin Smylie

Diocese of El Paso

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of El Paso, Texas have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

Priests Incardinated in the Diocese of El Paso

  • Rev. Carlos Frias
  • Rev. Sam Garcia
  • Rev. Lawrence Gaynor
  • Rev. James Hay
  • Rev. Mario Islas
  • Rev. Irving Klister
  • Rev. Miguel Luna
  • Rev. Jaime Madrid
  • Rev. Jesse Muñoz
  • Rev. Richard Nesom
  • Rev. Jose Nieves
  • Rev. Arthur O'Sullivan
  • Rev. Dennis Tejada
  • Rev. John Tickle

Priests Incardinated in Other Dioceses Ministering in the Diocese of El Paso

  • Rev. David Holley
  • Rev. Miguel Marin
  • Rev. Emilio Roure
  • Rev. Marcelino Santiago
  • Rev. Frank Sierra

Religious Order Priests Ministering in the Diocese of El Paso

  • Rev. Santiago Almaguer (OFM)
  • Brother Stephen Furches (FSC)
  • Brother Kerry Guillory (OFM)
  • Rev. Ray Labate (OSM)
  • Rev. Alfonso Madrid (SJ)
  • Rev. Manuel Maramba (OSB)
  • Brother Sam Martinez (FSC)
  • Rev. Pedro (Pete) Martinez (SJ)
  • Rev. Aloysius Ochoa (SJ)
  • Rev. Guido Quiroz (OFM)
  • Rev. Franco Tentori (OSM)

Diocese of Fort Worth

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

Priests Incardinated in the Diocese of Fort Worth

  • Russell William Detwiler
  • James Fitzpatrick
  • James Hanlon
  • William Hoover
  • Philip Magaldi
  • Gilbert Pansza
  • Tony Pistone (SM)
  • James Reilly
  • Rudolph Renteria
  • Gerald Scholl

Religious Order Priests & Priests Incardinated in Other Dioceses Ministering in the Diocese of Fort Worth

  • Henry Herrera (CMF)
  • John Jowlett (SAC)
  • Bede Mitchel (OSB)
  • Joseph Tu Nguyen
  • William Paiz (CMF)
  • Thomas Teczar
  • Francis A. Zimmerer

Diocese of Lubbock

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Lubbock, Texas have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • Alphonse Boardway (OFM)
  • Nelson Diaz
  • Jesus Guerrero
  • Patrick Hoffman
  • Omar Quezada

Diocese of San Angelo

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of San Angelo, Texas have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

Priests Incardinated in the Diocese of San Angelo

  • Fr. Leo Bujnowski
  • Deacon Hubert Collins
  • Fr. David Espitia
  • Fr. Miguel Esquivel
  • Fr. Vince Wiggins

Religious Order Priests & Priests Incardinated in Other Dioceses Ministering in San Angelo

  • Fr. Domingo Estrada (OMI)
  • Fr. John Fernz
  • Fr. Michael Goode (CPPS)
  • Fr. David Holley
  • Fr. Richard Kolega (CPPS)
  • Fr. Augustine Lucca (SDS)
  • Fr. Galeb Mokarzel (OMI)
  • Fr. Al Prado (OMI)

Diocese of Tyler

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Tyler, Texas have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • Gustavo Cuello

Diocese of Victoria

The following list contains Priests and Clergy from the Diocese of Victoria, Texas have been the objects of legal settlements or otherwise credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor:

  • David L. Colella (O.Ss.T.)
  • Alfred Prado (O.M.I.)
  • Guido Miguel Quiroz Reyes


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